Part-Time Program

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Students begin law studies with half of the Required Core Curriculum (RCC): Legislation/Regulation, Torts, and Legal Writing, Criminal Law and Contracts. The second half of the RCC: Civil Procedure and Property is completed during the second year along with two Required Core Electives (Evidence, Constitutional Law, Legal Profession). Part-time students may elect to take their courses during the day or evening. First-year courses generally run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday for part-time evening students. Day courses are generally scheduled from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to noon on Friday. The number of days or evenings on which you have classes will change once you have completed the required core curriculum, but in the first two years, you should expect to attend classes Mondays through Thursdays.

Part-time Day and Evening First Year*

Fall
Semester
Semester
Hours
Spring
Semester
Semester
Hours
Legislation/Regulation 4
Contracts (evening students) /
Civil Procedure (day students)
4
Torts 4 Legal Writing 3
Legal Writing 3 Criminal Law 3
Total Hours 11 Total Hours 10

 

Part-time Day and Evening Second Year*

Fall
Semester
Semester
Hours
Spring
Semester
Semester
Hours
Contracts (day students) /
Civil Procedure (evening students)
4 Property 4
Constitutional Law 2.5 Constitutional Law 2.5
Elective course(s) 1-5 Elective course(s) 1-5
Total Hours 7-12 Total Hours 7-12

 

*Part-time students must commit to the course load outlined above. Under no circumstances can a part-time student take fewer credits during their first two years of legal study.

Part-time students are awarded a Juris Doctor degree upon satisfactory completion of 90 credit hours during a minimum of four academic years. You must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average to receive the JD degree.

The JD program at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is rigorous yet flexible, with full-time and part-time opportunities to address the needs and expectations of a diverse student population. Students completing their first year of part-time study may elect to complete subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time (day and/or evening) basis.


Questions? Please contact our Office of Admission.

Phone: 216.687.2304 or 866.687.2340 (toll free)

Email: law.admissionsnull@csuohio.nulledu

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